Have you tried a layered stencil with just one ink pad? I'm Nicki from the DT here to show you a way to stretch your supplies and the difference in 1 vs 4 colors for this beautiful peony. This Sizzix stencil beautiful. Make sure to check out the video for the full tutorial and comparison.
The first card is a standard A2 size with a great sentiment. I added a few sequins and created my own matching card stock with the ink pads.
My second card is a square card. Which do you think has only 1 ink pad to create all the layers? Make sure to see the video to find out!
Thanks so much!